Once a great orchestra, now members and subscribers leaving like rats running from a sinking ship. The orchestra has suffered for a few decades with "Wernick-ites" (translation: endless horrible orchestral commission to make anyone with taste just vomit), and any attempt to reclaim these subscribers will never happen. No recording contracts, no radio broadcasts, a tragic loser now in its final stage of existence.
"I went to the Philadelphia Orchestra concert last night and it was like a beginners music appreciation event. I plan to give up my subscription immediately. Luckily there was none of that dreadful new music from those academic freaks and nerds who call themselves composers".